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A full-time minimum-wage job won't get you a 1-bedroom apartment anywhere in America

Posted by New Leaders Council 4 Admin on May 29, 2015 at 3:24 PM

Originally published on Vox by Ezra Klein on May 28, 2015.

There is no state in the union where a full-time, minimum-wage worker can afford to rent a one-bedroom apartment for less than 30 percent of his paycheck (which is a standard measure of housing affordability).

That's the depressing takeaway from a new report by the National Low-Income Housing Coalition. The paper includes this map tallying the hours a worker would have to put in at her job each week to rent a one-bedroom apartment without it eating more than 30 percent of her wages:


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